They’re Using Real Explosives!

An Army battle re-enactment goes horribly wrong when audience members stray into the field of fire

US Soldiers fight in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
US Soldiers fight in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I (National Archives/Wikimedia; Public Domain)

It was supposed to be the dramatic highlight of the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. On Sept. 18, 1920, soldiers at Camp Meade, Maryland planned to re-enact the World War I Battle of Montfaucon. a pivotal battle that opened the Meuse-Argonne…

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